The perpetual lady-in-waiting

Anne de Courcy
October 2012
Mail on Sunday;10/28/2012, p9
Daughter Of Empire By Pamela Hicks Weidenfeld & Nicolson �20 ? �16.99 inc p&p Grand is hardly the word to describe the Mountbatten family. As Pamela Hicks's father, Louis Mountbatten, never tired of telling her, he could trace his ancestry back to the 9th Century: it included two saints and more royalty than you could shake a stick at. When Lord Mountbatten, staying at the Barcelona Ritz en route for Morocco, found his wife Edwina about to give birth, he telephoned the Queen of Spain for help. Well, she was his cousin, after all.


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